MPS Open Data Workshop Series

Taking the pulse of the research community on open data issues

Funded by the National Science Foundation, this workshop series will generate discipline-specific responses from the Mathematical and Physical Sciences research communities to the federal policy requiring open data and the recently-released NSF policy statement on open data.

In order to decide how and what to preserve for public consumption, and in what manner the data will be stored and accessed, a series of dialogues is required. Discussions within individual disciplines must reach a consensus on data preservation procedures and data access guidelines consistent with discipline-specific expectations for data re-use, access policies, and the level of burden implied by conservation that is placed on the individual investigator.

These workshops are designed to “take the pulse” of the research community on these issues. A final report containing suggestions for best practice and implementation will be submitted to the NSF upon completion of the workshop series.